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to watch the 40 niners. [laughter] >> but nick and everyone here, thank you all so much for being here. this is absolutely incredible. you have an amazing group of young men who are representing san francisco well. that was an incredible performance. you have to do it for us again. take a bow and have a good time. make sure you get some food and enjoy yourself today. make sure that you come back to not only eat, but to donate toys so we can get toys out to kids on a regular basis. thank you, everyone. happy thanksgiving. [cheers and applause] >> on the mural over here, we will take a picture in her baseball uniform. >> oh, my god. >> do you guys want to go over there? [laughter]
>> assembly member to, do you want to say a few words? >> very briefly, first of all, where is it? thank you for giving us all an excuse to start drinking at 115 in the afternoon. [cheers and applause] >> madame mayor, i'm looking forward to working with you and catherine stefani and others. we will get a lot of business done here in left field. is that right? i have brought the certificate of honor from the california state of assembly because we do not want this day to go unrecognized by our state. this has been an incredible institution for six years. remembering the legacy of someone who was an amazing, not just baseball player, but a community service member. i will say for a cultural note, he was an ambassador of baseball to asia. when i was trying out, my dad
said, will you grow up to play baseball? and i said no. but because of him, he has brought so many people together and i very much appreciate what you are doing here. on behalf of the city and behalf of the state, thank you for everything you are doing or the community. we want to thank you and declared today to be, from the california state of assembly, lefty oh, dual's ballpark baseball buffet and café. congratulations for the grand opening. [cheering] >> thank you i would like to accept this on behalf of my dad who passed away and our mayor who passed away too. i would like to accept this on their honor and on the honor of our great city of san francisco. because this is the reason that it is all about. we live in one of the greatest cities in the world and i want
to thank the mayor and thank our assembly men and thank all of you who came. i like to keep it on the tradition that we learn here in san francisco. i am just one part of a small edge. one small part of a larger san francisco city. i want to thank -- there so many people to think here today. i want to thank two more people. actually, michael, who helped me build this place. [cheering] and all of our staff. because without them, i couldn't have done this. without our great city, i wouldn't even have done this. thank you to san francisco. thank you ed lee. thank you to my dad. [cheers and applause] >> we have one more if his representative is here. could you come forward? >> hello.
>> everything is done in-house. i think it is done. i have always been passionate about gelato. every single slaver has its own recipe. we have our own -- we move on from there. so you have every time a unique experience because that slaver is the flavored we want to make. union street is unique because of the neighbors and the location itself. the people that live around here i love to see when the street is
full of people. it is a little bit of italy that is happening around you can walk around and enjoy shopping with gelato in your hand. this is the move we are happy to provide to the people. i always love union street because it's not like another commercial street where you have big chains. here you have the neighbors. there is a lot of stories and the neighborhoods are essential. people have -- they enjoy having their daily or weekly gelato. i love this street itself. >> we created a move of an area where we will be visiting. we want to make sure that the area has the gelato that you like. what we give back as a shop owner is creating an ambient lifestyle.
if you do it in your area and if you like it, then you can do it on the streets you like. [applause] >> thank you so much for being here in support of our small business community, in particular of the mayor breed judge up by local campaign of shop and dine in the 49. a thank you to the italian homemade company for hosting us here today. your staff has been so accommodating and so amazing. [applause] >> we are excited to have mayor breed here herself, along with supervisor catherine stefani, -- [cheering] >> good afternoon, good afternoon. end as well as chief scott he will give us some tips on
staying safe for enjoying the holidays. and a quick little bit about shop and dine in the 49. small businesses are critical to the vitality of our city. making sure they are supported in employing hundreds of thousands of san francisco people is an extraordinary opportunity for us during this time to share our love with them and pay our respects to the hard work that they have put in. more importantly, are independent places are essential to the fabric of san francisco culture. with that, i want to say thank you for being here and invite our mayor to celebrate and open us up. >> thank you. [applause] thank you. first of all, thank you to the italian homemade company for allowing us to host this event here today. i know that this is supervisor stefani's favorite space to come and eat and i am used to seeing the past that in the window, but you must have cleaned it up for us.
thank you so much for having us here today. i am also excited that we are here with jim lazarus with the san francisco chamber of commerce and henry with the council of district merchants -- merchants. two incredible supporters of small business in the city. thank you for being here with us today. as well as northern police station captain who is keeping the neighborhood safe as well. thank you all so much. this is exciting. joaquin, you didn't do it justice. we are supposed to get people excited. shop and dine in the 49. shop and dine. and, you know, san francisco has some of the most incredible small businesses. people come here from everywhere to eat some amazing food. to find unique items and a lot of the boutique stores that exist in neighborhoods
throughout san francisco. including the fillmore and west portal, and the richmond, and right here on union street. it is like one of my favorite places to hang out. there is chestnut street with a lot of shops and places. small businesses usually owned by one individual who is probably working the business themselves. and today, we are here to talk specifically about the holiday season and how important it is to make sure that we are supporting the businesses writing san francisco. right in our neighborhood character and part of that, is on saturday, when a lot of us are hanging out with our family and friends and we decides that we want to go shopping, while you don't have to go to the crazy mall and deal with all the parking drama. you can probably walk outside your door to one of the small businesses right in your neighborhood. i want san franciscans and people who come here from all over to make a commitment to
support our small businesses throughout san francisco. so small business saturday is an opportunity for us to really support our small businesses and invest in our communities so we can make sure that san francisco is thriving all over the city. as we enjoy a 2.3% unemployment right mac, let's remember a few statistics that i have here because i can't remember them all. but more than 95,000 businesses in total existing san francisco. 53,000 of those businesses are small business that employ 325,000 people. 7900 restaurants, cafés and food stories and beverage establishments actually employ over 100,000 people. we are not only talking about the business itself and the owners. we are talking about the people who are actually employed in our small business community as well
today we have an amazing opportunity to not only support small business saturday, but we have some folks here from bayview hunter's point community and this saturday, this saturday we are going to be hosting the bayview makers mark up -- bayview baker's mash up market. that is a tongue twister. but it is where makers and folks from all over the bayview community who actually make and manufacture their own products in the bayview hunter's point community, will come together for a pop up on saturday to sell their items. what a great opportunity to support the makers and folks at the bayview hunter's point community. we want to thank you for coming to the other side of town to support this particular event. san francisco is an amazing place. we know that if we continue to support our small businesses, we
will be an even more amazing city. we also know that there are some times that there will be challenges. that is why we have our police chief here to deal with some of the challenges that exist as people are enjoying the holidays we want the entire experience to be incredible. we want you to come and park and take munimobile, we want you to walk, but we also want you to be safe and make sure we are protecting your property. without further ado, i want to introduce our police chief, bill scott, to talk about the plans for the police department during the holiday season. [applause] >> thank you. first of all, i will start with where the mayor left off. shop and dine in the 49. it is christmas on the holiday season. it is my favorite time of year. people get out. it is all about togetherness. it is all about community and we want everyone to be safe in
doing so. i have a few simple tips, basic tips but if you listen and pay attention to what i will say, it will keep you safe during the holiday season. first of all, we have these placards. you see these around the city on bus benches and you see them on the back of our munimobile buses park smart. what this means is that for everybody to take a little bit of time to think about your own personal safety. parks marked. do not leave valuables in your car visible for anyone to see and take from you. if you have to leave them in your car, lock them up in your trunk but preferably if you can take them with you, take them with you. one of the things the city has done really well with the business community and the community members on the police department and the mayor's office as we have come together and we had a very serious spike of car break-ins. we came together and we reduce that. part of the reason we reduced it is because we got the message out that we don't want to become easy prey for people to take
advantage of us. parks might. a couple of other tips. we all have cell phones. i have taught all of them and we all are in our cell phones. pay attention to your surroundings. calls are important and techs are important to, especially when i get one from the mayor, but we want you to pay attention to your surroundings. know what is in front of you and behind you as you go out and shop and enjoy the city. because a little bit of influence can go a long way in your personal safety. the next thing, if you see something reported. if you see something, say something. we see suspicious activity and we see things that just don't look right. we will come and check it out for you. we want people to be safe. please, if you see something that looks out of place, call us we don't mind coming at all. the next thing, is make sure
that when you go out and you shop, that you have really thought about and planned your trip. i know when i go out, particularly for holiday shopping. you have bags and bags of bags and you have a lot of merchandise. people sometimes, if they want to take advantage of you they will watch you put things in your car. pay attention to your surroundings and if you plan your trip, you don't want to put things in your car then go back in shopping when someone might be watching you. if you do that, you might want to move your car to another location or weight and plan and make sure you have a plan in terms of how you will do your shopping. so you think about it so you will be victimized. and last thing that i have for you all today is make sure if you are shopping with small kids , particularly with small kids, have a reunification plan. we have quite a few situations where kids get lost and they
don't know what to do when they get lost. have a reunification plan. at least make sure that they know who to call and they know to look for someone in authority and in a uniform. and what to do if they do get separated from you. have a reunification plan if you are shopping with your family. i will end this as i started. whatever you do, do it in san francisco and shop and dine in the 49. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. we want you to have fun but we also want you to be safe. i also would like to acknowledge the president of the small business commission who is here. thank you so much for joining us today. [applause] with that, i'm excited to welcome to the podium your supervisor for district two, catherine stefani. [applause] >> thank you.
i want to welcome everyone to district two and union street. one of my favorite streets in district two and of course, here in one of my favorite restaurants. the other day someone was asking me, how do you do it all, you have two kids and cooking. >> i don't cook. i used to but i'm really good at ordering take-out from the italian homemade. we do it two or three times a week. i recommend this restaurant and i want to say a huge thank you for that hosting us today and for being a staple of our union street community. san francisco is lucky and the number of diverse units --dash neighborhoods within the 49 square miles and i have the privilege and honor of being the district two supervisor and working with our amazing corridor is like union street. the strength of our commercial district is built on our local businesses. in san francisco, i think the mayor already said this so i don't need to repeat it, we have over 95,000 businesses and of
that, 53 are small businesses. supporting them is important. in its fifth year, shop and dine in the 49 promotes amazing small businesses and challenges us all to spend locally. the statistic i thought was very interesting. if we increase local spending by one% it could generate $100 million of economic activity in our city. it is so important. when you are shopping, it is so important to know you need to park smart. i am so proud to have been able to launch this campaign in district two with commander lazar and the caption. we did so much work on the park smart campaign. as a result, car break-ins are down by 21% in northern station which is most of district two. i just really want to thank everyone for their attention in the police department. it has been working and we have a lot of work to do. again, i want to thank the mayor , director torres, chief scott, and others. i really want to thank our small business owners, most
importantly. thank you very much to mateja and alice for hosting us this afternoon. thank you to the union street merchants association. i've been working with you for 12 years and you keep this street driving and we are so grateful to you. remember, strop local, park smart and have a very happy thanksgiving. [applause] >> thank you so much. we have a lot of cards. our success in these programs are focused on our small business community and making sure that you are thriving. you take such good care of us and make our neighborhood special. really do take it and. i wanted to invite you up to say a few words on behalf of the importance of shopping small and small business saturday. >> thank you, mayor and thank you captain. thank you. thank you for picking our
restaurant for this initiative. i think it's really important for san francisco and for local businesses to keep the bids doors business industry. it will avoid the city to lose this character a neighborhood character, that is more important. thank you everybody. [applause] >> i also want to thank nate from public glass in the bayview for coordinating the makers smash up market on saturday. that is where it will be located , right? thank you so much again for being here today. thank you to everyone. we have some amazing places to enjoy in san francisco. let's get to it. shop and dine in the 49. have a wonderful day. [applause]
>> the goal is simple. it's to raise women's voices. >> learn a little bit about what you should be thinking about in the future. >> we had own over 300 -- over 300 people who signed up for the one-on-one counseling today. >> i think in the world of leading, people sometimes discount the ability to lead quietly and effectively.
the assessor's office is a big one. there are 58 counties in the state of california and every single county has one elected assessor in the county. our job is to look at property taxes and make sure that we are fairly taxing every single property in san francisco. one of the big things that we do is as a result of our work, we bring in a lot of revenue, about 2.6 billion worth of revenue to the city. often, people will say, what do you do with that money, and i like to share what we do with property taxes. for every dollar we collect in property taxes, about 68 cents of it goes to support public sstss, our police officers, our
fire departments, our streets, our cleaning that happens in the city. but i think what most people don't know is 34 cents of the dollar goes to public education. so it goes to the state of california and in turn gets allocated back to our local school districts. so this is an incredibly important part of what we do in this office. it's an interesting place to be, i have to say. my colleagues across the state have been wonderful and have been very welcoming and share their knowledge with me. in my day-to-day life, i don't think about that role, being the only asian american assessor in the state, i just focus on being the best i can be, representing my city very well, representing the county of san francisco well. by being the only asian american assessor, i think you have a job to try to lift up and bring as many people on board, as well. i hope by doing the best that
you can as an individual, people will start to see that your assessor is your elected leaders, the people that are making important decisions can look like you, can be like you, can be from your background. i grew up with a family where most of my relatives, my aunties, my uncles, my parents, were immigrants to the united states. when my parents first came here, they came without any relatives or friends in the united states. they had very little money, and they didn't know how to speak english very well. they came to a place that was completely foreign, a place where they had absolutely nobody here to help them, and i can't imagine what that must have been like, how brave it was for them to take that step because they were doing this in order to create an opportunity for their family. so my parents had odd jobs, my dad worked in the kitchens, my mom worked as a seamstress sewing. as we grew up, we eventually
had a small business. i very much grew up in a family of immigrants, where we helped to translate. we went to the restaurant every weekend helping out, rolling egg rolls, eating egg rolls, and doing whatever we need to do to help the family out. it really was an experience growing up that helped me be the person that i am and viewing public service the way that i do. one of the events that really stuck with me when i was growing up was actually the rodney king riots. we lived in southern california at the time, and my parents had a restaurant in inglewood, california. i can remember smelling smoke, seeing ashes where we lived. it was incredibly scary because we didn't know if we were going to lose that restaurant, if it was going to be burned down, if it was going to be damaged, and it was our entire livelihood. and i remember there were a lot of conversations at that time around what it was that
government to do to create more opportunities or help people be more successful, and that stuck with me. it stuck with me because i remain believe government has a role, government has a responsibility to change the outcomes for communities, to create opportunities, to help people go to school, to help people open businesses and be successful. >> make sure to be safe, and of course to have fun. >> and then, i think as you continue to serve in government, you realize that those convictions and the persons that you are really help to inform you, and so long as you go back to your core, and you remember why you're doing what you're doing, you know, i think you can't go wrong. it's funny, because, you know, i never had thought i would do this. i became a supervisor first for the city under very unusual circumstances, and i can remember one day, i'm shopping with friends and really not having a care in the world about politics or running for office or being in a public position, and the next day, i'm
sworn in and serving on the board of supervisors. for many of us who are going through our public service, it's very interesting, i think, what people view as a leader. sometimes people say, well, maybe the person who is most outspoken, the person who yells the loudest or who speaks the loudest is going to be the best leader. and i think how i was raised, i like to listen first, and i like to try to figure outweighs to work with -- out ways to work with people to get things done. i hope that time goes on, you can see that you can have all sorts of different leaders whether at the top of city government or leading organizations or leading teams, that there are really different kinds of leadership styles that we should really foster because it makes us stronger as organizations. >> take advantage of all the wonderful information that you have here, at the vendor booth, at our seminars and also the one-on-one counseling. >> i wouldn't be where i was if i didn't have very strong people who believed in me.
and even at times when i didn't believe in my own abilities or my own skills, i had a lot of people who trusted and believed i either had the passion or skills to accomplish and do what i did. if there was one thing that i can tell young women, girls, who are thinking about and dreaming about the things they want to be, whether it's being a doctor or being in politics, running an organization, being in business, whatever it is, i think it's really to just trust yourself and believe that who you are is enough, that you are enough to make it work and to make things successful.
for jane kim is supervisor aaron peskin. madam clerk, are there any announcements. >> clerk: is there a motion to excuse supervisor kim? >> supervisor tang: motion to excuse supervisor kim? okay. we'll do that without objection. thank you. [ gavel ]. >> clerk: please make sure to silence any cell phones and ele electronnic devices. >> supervisor tang: apologize. we can't really hear. >> clerk: can you hear me now? >> supervisor tang: okay. yes. that's better. madam clerk, can we please call item number one. >> clerk: item one is an ordinance to delete the plumbing code related to the plumbing code of the san francisco utility commissions rules and regulations
concerning cross-connection. >> department of building inspection. i am the proponent for this removal of section in the san francisco amendments. this is something that's a reference in our code as of right now, and we have been speaking with the other departments, department of public health and p.u.c., if they would come back to our code advisory committee and propose their amendments to the code with the new table that they are requesting to have put into the san francisco amendment so we could actually have something to enforce. right now, it's a regulation, and we're having problems with contractors, installers, inspectors enforcing regulation as a reference right now. so the request is for them to actually come to the code advisory committee and put the request in. we've already gone through the code advisory committee, the i
b.i.c., to have this section removed. >> supervisor tang: thank you. and i guess for the public's clarification, this has to do with backflow requirements, and it sounds like the plumbing code currently references building code requirements. >> we have plumbing code requirements that are related to backflow protections and has devices that have already been listed for what we have. p.u.c. is coming with a different list, which is more stringent, which is fine, but we need a list of those different devices and kbiermts so our inspectors can enforce that and not reference it. contractors, when they see the code, they're actually able to see that requirement, therefore, install the proper devices for protection. >> supervisor tang: okay. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> supervisor tang: all right. colleagues, any questions, comments on this one?
all right. seeing none, let's open it up for public comment. item one, please come on up. >> supervisors, good afternoon. john scarpullo with the sfpuc. i'm also here with a colleague from the san francisco department of public health who will be speaking after you do. our two agencies are here requesting that you continue the item to allow for dph and the department of building inspection to get all on the same page regarding the building amendment and the building code. cross control and backflow prevention is one of the agency that's have multiple jurisdictions. clearly department of building inspection has jurisdiction under the california plumbing code, additionally, dph and puc have jurisdiction. we do have more stringent
requirements for backflow protection and those are well supported by evidence, indicating that the requirements of the plumbing code do not sufficiently protect the water supply in public health. this is why in 2016, our three agencies actually cooperated to add this amendment to the plumbing code, and this proposed legislation would remove that reference. so puc and dph do not believe it makes sense to remain that language without offering replacement language at the same time. this proposed legislation would remove the consistency that the 2016 amendment creates. this will likely result in confusion and government inefficiency if this legislation passes. dbi, if they approve inferior and unacceptable devices, it may put the building at risk where people would not be adequately protected from illness and the building could be out of city codes. therefore, we are respectively asking to continue this item.
>> supervisor tang: thank you very much. >> supervisor safai: i do have a question. >> supervisor tang: supervisor safai has a question. >> supervisor safai: is someone else going to speak? >> supervisor tang: okay. let's go ahead and finish public comment. >> good afternoon. hi. my name is ni too. i'm the senior inspector for the nonpotable water program dph. and i'm here to request a continuance for this item. as john scarpulla from puc already stated, relying on just the california plumbing code itself is inadequate for the protection of backflow, especially for high hazard applications, such as using soda machine carbonators. there has already been a few
backflow incidents as recent as 2018 in san mateo county where people became ill and 2017 in s.f., and in all these incidents, they had less backflow prevention, less stringent backflow preventions. specifically, they didn't have the reduced pressure devices which are required for more stringent applications and high hazard applications. we understand that our approach is conservative, but public safety is worth the more stringent requirements, and one incident to us is too many. s.f. is a leader in public health and it is our duty as public servants to up hold a higher standard in public health protection. we respectfully ask for a continuance to this item. thank you. >> supervisor tang: thank you. next speaker, please. any other members who wish to
speak? >> good afternoon. my name is mike mitchell, and i have a comment to make, if i may. i'm a senior plumbing inspector from san francisco. >> supervisor tang: since you're from the department, i'll let you speak after this, and you don't need the two-minute time limit. any other public comment? okay. seeing none, public comment is closed. [ gavel ]. >> supervisor tang: supervisor safai, are you okay with letting him speak? >> supervisor safai: yes. >> supervisor tang: okay. we'll let you speak and then you can ask the questions. >> my name is mike mitchell, and the standards that we enforce currently are national standards. they're reviewed by u.s.c. they're reviewed by the american association of plumbing and mechanical officials. a mechanical table, if the p.u.c. would like to go to a higher standard, i wholeheartedly support that,
but the way we need to have it done is that table needs to incorporated either by reference into the plumbing code or incorporated just as incorporated into the plumbing code so that people can see it. two examples, the salesforce tower with the carbonation issues. during the time they were installing it, they kept coming back to me asking what the code said. to date, we have had no problems with any of the carbonated machines in the city and county of san francisco. the health department has no record whatsoever of any poisoning or illnesses created by that factor. i can't speak for san mateo county, but i can clearly speak for the city and county of san francisco. furthermore, howard street has installed on it a fire main. it has been installed, sign off and approved for use in a pit for the last 18 to 20 years. the p.u.c. is now requiring
them to locate the device out of the pit which is going to cross the property owner or contractor thousands and thousands of dollars to do so. if it was approved at first, it should be approved so it is allowed to say. with that being said, i don't want to take up too much more time, i think this is a bit of overkill, trying to enforce something that's not codified. thank you. >> supervisor tang: okay. so with that, we'll go to supervisor safai. >> supervisor safai: with that, if we're thinking about changing the standards -- and i'm not thinking of the big guys. and you're giving examples of large projects, so i am very, very sensitive to the fact that once something has been signed off, approved, and placed, the idea of moving that and doing a complete retrofit, for lack of a better word, and meeting standards that have been
changed halfway through, i'm not in support of that. i'm in support of the way you presented. but also, how would this affect people that are on the small owners, like individual homeowners that have sprinklers in their back yards that have backflow preventers. are they required to change it? that would be a significant cost to thousands and thousands of homeowners in the city and county of san francisco. so whatever we do, it should be perspective. i can tell you from personal experience, having spoken to homeowners, never once has a backflow prevent, any inspector that i've talked to, they've never presented a backflow prevent -- we have such high standards, things that we've put into the place. what would be the interpretation of the code that is written, how it would impact existing backflow prevention devices? >> your point is well taken and well made. if you can think of how many
rain water catching systems, all the gray water systems, all the water systems that san francisco is asking people to get on board and put in, every one of those, as soon as they're touched, will have to be installed to a higher standard. they're going to be charged more money, not just for the installation, but on an annual basis. >> supervisor safai: for a backflow preventer, you're required to have tests. if you don't have that annual test, you get fined by the p.u.c. i'm not sure why it's an annual test, but it is. it's a small cost to the homeowners on an annual basis. i'm not in favor of this being retroactive in any way. if it was going to be prospective, for prospective projects, but to be
retroactive, i would not be in favor of that in any way. >> supervisor, i spent ten years on american association of plumbers and pipe fitters. i don't know where the health department stands or the p.u.c., but these are things that i have studied at great depth. >> supervisor safai: yeah. thank you. >> supervisor tang: thank you. supervisor peskin has a question? >> supervisor peskin: thank you. it's more of a comment with all due respect to the three agencies implicated herein. you're not supposed to do this in public, you're supposed to actually go to the principal's office and work it out. so i'm not an expert in this subject matter area. generally, when the department of building inspection comes with complicated code changes, we defer to the experts there. but the reason we have a city
administrator is so that three departments can go get their you-know-what together, so why don't you do that, and why don't we continue this to the call of the chair. i do agree that if we're changing the rules in midstream, there better be some darn good reasons to do that. we do that every once in a while. we've done that around issues with fire sprinklers from time to time, but there better be a really good story as to why we're doing that. but meanwhile, p.u.c. and dph are a little late to this dance, so go work it out, and if you can't work it out, this supervisor will probably defer to d.b.i. in the end. >> supervisor tang: all right. thank you for those comments, and i think my colleague summed it up as such. but i see merit in what d.b.i. is proposing today, but i'd love for all of you to figure it out since we're not experts. there was a motion to continue to the call of the chair. can we continue that without objection? okay. we'll do that without
objection. [ gavel ]. >> supervisor tang: madam clerk, next item, please. [agenda item read] >> supervisor tang: all right. thank you very much. we have either bill stron or barry cooper here. nope? no one? [inaudible] >> supervisor tang: okay. thank you. why don't we move -- we're going to move onto item three really quick then, and then we'll come back to item 2. item three, please. [agenda item read] >> supervisor tang: thank you. i'm going to defer to supervisor peskin who will be speaking on behalf of prefer kim today. >> supervisor peskin: thank you, madam chair. i am informed by supervisor kim's office that there is no
accompany general plan referral and therefore this item needs to be continued to the call of the chair until that general item referral comes up, and pursuant to public comment, i will make that motion. >> supervisor tang: all right. thank you very much. any members of the public who wish to comment on item three, please come on up. okay. seeing none, public comment is closed. >> supervisor peskin: i would like to continue item three until the call of the chair. >> supervisor tang: okay. we'll do that without objection. [ gavel ]. >> supervisor tang: okay. is mr. stron back? okay. let's go back to item 2. >> sorry. bill stron, d.b.i. this item for expediting the electric vehicle charging stations is codification due to some recent state law that has passed. d.b.i. in practice actually already does expedite these types of permits, but with this codification, we'll be on board with all the other
jurisdictions in the state, and we're very appreciative of supervisor tang moving this forward. >> supervisor tang: thank you, mr. stron. so i'm glad to hear that the d.b.i.'s already doing this in practice. i did see that it was ab-1236 which went into effect in january 2016 that mandated that every jurisdiction actually adopt such an ordinance, so i'm just wondering why it took us so long, and it's 2018 now. again, it's my name that's on this. >> there was a round of discussion that went back and forth with the department of the environment and with some other departments, so i think it kind of fell between the cracks in terms of moving it forward as expeditiously as we'd like. we have a similar situation with expediting solar permits that supervisor peskin kindly agreed to introduce, i think, also last year, and we are trying to move that forward again, as well.
so i'm afraid it was just some internal delays that resulted in this. >> supervisor tang: all right. so we have to expedite legislation expedite processes. >> we're already expediting the permits. >> supervisor tang: okay. that's good. and then, also, i wanted to clarify whether the permits issued to on-street e.v.i. charging stations or it could be for any setup. >> i don't believe it distinguish distinguishes. >> supervisor tang: all right. any other questions or comments? >> supervisor safai: yes. if you could just add me as a cosponsor? >> supervisor tang: all right. i'll add supervisor safai as a cosponsor. i think we need more electric vehicle charging in our streets, not just the private properties. we have legislation already for private properties, new construction, but if we want deputy to adopt zero emission
vehicles, then we need the charging, so i hope these efforts will continue. all right. any members of the public who wish to speak on item 2, please come on up. >> hi, everybody. my name is bob walsh, and i'm the general manager of for scoot networks in san francisco. and i would just like to support the proposal to stream line the electric vehicle charging stations. our charging network includes over 40 charging stations located strategically throughout our service areas. we're currently looking to add more charging infrastructure in neighborhoods with limited shared transportation right now. so -- and we also look forward to converting much -- more and more of the power we use to clean hetch hetchy electricity in partnershiph